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A Poll I ran several months ago (when the Slingbox PRO-HD was announced originally, and where the responses were equal; see...
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=115575&highlight=MRV)

The Slingbox unit is now coming out, and is on various sites like Amazon (and of course the Slingbox site itself).

Cost is a bit lower than originally announced, at $299/list.

So, in the original poll, ~75% of the original respondents were incorrect, as we still await MRV 'internal' to the DirecTV boxes.

Unit is at: http://www.slingmedia.com/go/slingbox-prohd
 

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houskamp said:
Not to mention that you can't watch something else on that dvr at the same time..
Has it been established that anything can be watched on the HR2x when remote viewing is taking place?
 

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harsh said:
Has it been established that anything can be watched on the HR2x when remote viewing is taking place?
Yes, you can be recording two shows, downloading a third show via VOD, and watching another recording on the PC simultaneously.
 

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harsh said:
Has it been established that anything can be watched on the HR2x when remote viewing is taking place?
No you can't watch anything on the HR2x while remote viewing is taking place. You can however, watch stuff on the TV or monitor its connected too. :sure:
 

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No you can't watch anything on the HR2x while remote viewing is taking place. You can however, watch stuff on the TV or monitor its connected too. :sure:
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$300 and you can have HD DirecTV in another location is pretty interesting. Perhaps not a perfect solution because of the high bandwidth needs and either having to use a computer or SlingCatcher at the other locale...but still to many it may beat having to pay $200 for a DVR and $80+/month for DirecTV HD access at the second location.

In a single home there are still advantages to the Sling Solution.

1. Don't have to run RG6 to the location.
2. Don't have to have a large, heat producing DirecTV DVR at every location.
3. It's available...MRV isn't and may be months away if not longer.

Like a lot of consumer electronics choices...it will work for some and won't be worthwhile for others.
 

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Ken S said:
$300 and you can have HD DirecTV in another location is pretty interesting. Perhaps not a perfect solution because of the high bandwidth needs and either having to use a computer or SlingCatcher at the other locale...but still to many it may beat having to pay $200 for a DVR and $80+/month for DirecTV HD access.
Don't know how they are billing you but my extra HRs are only 4.99/mo..
 

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Don't know how they are billing you but my extra HRs are only 4.99/mo..
Yes, but you can't bring a DVR to another remote location...at least you shouldn't according to the terms. Slingcasting may also come under that prohibition, but it's a bit more cloudy and DirecTV has cooperated with Slingbox in the past (NFL Sunday Ticket last season).

So, people with a second home may be interested in the Slingbox solution...considering they would also benefit from the standard Slingbox feature set while traveling elsewhere.

DirecTV and its competitors are going to have to deal with this type of technology more and more in the future as it will only get better and less expensive.
 

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Yes, but you can't bring a DVR to another remote location...at least you shouldn't according to the terms. Slingcasting may also come under that prohibition, but it's a bit more cloudy and DirecTV has cooperated with Slingbox in the past (NFL Sunday Ticket last season).

So, people with a second home may be interested in the Slingbox solution...considering they would also benefit from the standard Slingbox feature set while traveling elsewhere.

DirecTV and its competitors are going to have to deal with this type of technology more and more in the future as it will only get better and less expensive.
sling won't do hd off-site either..
 

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I'm sorry, but if one can afford a 2nd (or 3rd or...)house stocked with HD TVs, then they can pony up the $80-130 for a second account.
 

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RobertE said:
I'm sorry, but if one can afford a 2nd (or 3rd or...) stocked with HD TVs, then they can pony up the $80-130 for a second account.
Good point, there's always more than one way to skin a cat. I've heard that terpintine works, but I would think that is much more messy. :lol:
 
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